POW's "WHY?"

Pearls of Wisdom Wellness was birthed in 2008 with a simple premise: To empower young women in the areas of aesthetic, academic, spiritual and entrepreneurial wellness in effort to promote increased self-worth and healthier self-esteem while ultimately inspiring them to live healthy and rewarding lives. Beginning with our own diverse upbringings and moving on to our interactions with women of all ages in our salon chairs and on massage tables, to the middle school classrooms and high school cafeterias, to the nurturing environment that a women's college community can provide, we have been blessed to have countless women in our space sharing their most intimate secrets, their vulnerabilities, their desires and their dreams.  What we have learned, unequivocally, is that personal EMPOWERMENT can change the world, ONE SISTER AT A TIME!  Through innovative, engaging, girlfriend-fun workshops we create healthy dialogue sharing pertinent information necessary to empower women, enhance communication across generational lines and improve relationships among women.  POW reminds you of the Precious Pearl -- unblemished perfection known for its calming effect, its strengthening of relationships and its symbolism of purity, generosity, integrity and loyalty -- that you are!


Co-OWNER, licensed cosmetologist

Bridget earned her cosmetology license in 1995 from Leon's Beauty School and her Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications in 2006 from Bennett College in Greensboro, NC.  Believing in the power of positive communication and healthy relationship-building, Bridget uniquely enhanced her client's salon experience while providing excellent care for their hair's health and styling. In her 18 years in the beauty and wellness industry, she has had the opportunity to serve clientele at Hair Plus, Creative Hair Design, Mastercuts, The Yellow Balloon and other independently-owned salons where as a result of her passion for women's wellness she developed an enthusiastic and loyal client-base. Bridget successfully balances her career in higher education enrollment services, her passion for wellness and her commitment to family. Positively impacting the lives of pre-college and undergraduate students in her daily work, Bridget is most proud of her own three children - a handsome prince and two beautiful princesses.  Her strength, entrepreneurial spirit and professional skill set continue to be a catalyst for POW Wellness's growth and success.       

Taunya Monroe

C0-OWNER, licensed Esthetician & Makeup artist 

Taunya earned her estheticians license in 2007 from Aveda Institute of Chapel Hill and has trained and practiced professional makeup artistry since 2001 as a former Independent Sales Director, consultant and retailer of MARY KAY Cosmetics.  As a sales associate at Belk, Dillard, The Limited and Aveda Stores, Inc. combined with work in aesthetics at Hair in Motion Salon and Nails and More Day Spa, Taunya has honed her customer service and technical skills which are an integral part of the success of POW Wellness.  An earlier display of Taunya's passion for women's wellness was evidenced by the completion of her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996.  With 16 years of teaching, advising, mentoring adolescents and

higher education experience coaching and encouraging pre-college and undergraduate students daily, Taunya is dedicated to POW's mission of celebrating and serving women by constantly sharing her pearls of wisdom.       

Because of YOU -- our parents, our husbands, our children, our best girlfriends, our say-it-proud sorors, our best teachers, all of our employers for demonstrating what and what not to do, our powerful mentors, our memorable mentees through the years, our beloved students, our family, friends and clients who believed in us, our individual gifts and our shared vision at its inception, but above all, God our Father who gave us this ministry -- we step out in faith Fully Relying On God (stilettos and flats ready!) *Jeremiah 29:11*

Love always, 

Bridget & Taunya